Regs: Reform of the Faith-Based Initiative

Reforming the Rules for Partnerships Between Government and Faith-Based Social Service Organizations

On August 6, 2015, nine federal agencies introduced proposed rules to modify their regulations governing partnerships between the government and faith-based social service organizations. Although each agency’s proposed regulations differed, the proposed regulations generally strengthened and clarified protections for the beneficiaries of the social services. On May 31, 2016, these agencies released their final rules. 

Status: Final rules issued on May 31, 2016

Read the text of the final rules.


Read The Coalition Against Religious Discrimination's comments

Read Americans United's comments

Blog Posts

Read our blog post on the final rules

Read our blog post on the proposed rules